COPY, make a second, third copy then delete.
You did not reveal what software you were using so let's look in XP's CD STAGING AREA. Here's an article about where it could be -> "To facilitate CD recording, Windows XP uses a staging area to store the data for recording, which is located in the following hidden folder:
Drive_letter:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning "
Complete text at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279157
Hi - I tried moving photos from my C drive to a CD but there wasn't enough space on the CD so in an attempt to cancel the process and restore the photos back to my C drive, I selected the "delete the temporary files" option (couldn't find a cancel option)but only some of the photos ended up in my recycle bin which I could then save back to my C drive, many other photos simply disappeared!! Is there someway I can retrieve them or were they permanently deleted? Why would some be restored and others not? Please help!! These are pictures of my children! Thank you!